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Tourism, conflict and contested heritage in former Yugoslavia (2018)
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J. Ploner, & P. Naef (Eds.), (2018). Tourism, conflict and contested heritage in former Yugoslavia. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315180977

Described as ‘cultural crossroads’ or ‘mosaic’, ‘powder keg’, ‘border’, ‘bridge’ or Europe’s ‘Other’, the region comprising former Yugoslavia has, over time, conjured up ambiguous imaginaries associated with political unrest, national contest and eth... Read More

The influence of cultural capital and mianzi (face) on mature students’ orientation towards higher education in China (2018)
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Guan, S., & Ploner, J. (2018). The influence of cultural capital and mianzi (face) on mature students’ orientation towards higher education in China. Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 1-17. https://doi.org/10.1080/03057925.2018.1490999

In the wider context of national growth and investment in higher education in China, more mature students seek to gain access to university education. Considering the far-reaching socio-economic and political shifts in contemporary China and its high... Read More

International students' transitions to UK higher education - revisiting the concept and practice of academic hospitality (2018)
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Ploner, J. (2018). International students' transitions to UK higher education - revisiting the concept and practice of academic hospitality. Journal of Research in International Education, 17(2), 164-178. https://doi.org/10.1177/1475240918786690

With the increasing mobility of international students to UK universities, the appropriate facilitation of their transition remains a critical issue in terms of higher education practice and research. Much existing research and practice is characteri... Read More

Tourism at the Olympic Games: Visiting the world (2016)
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(2016). Tourism at the Olympic Games: Visiting the world. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315674773

Going far beyond being just a mega sport event, the Olympic Games are, and have been in the past, important settings for tourism and cultural change. Hosting the Olympic Games presents a unique opportunity for countries to promote, regenerate, and de... Read More

Tourism, conflict and contested heritage in former Yugoslavia (2016)
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Naef, P., & Ploner, J. (2016). Tourism, conflict and contested heritage in former Yugoslavia. Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change, 14(3), 181-188. https://doi.org/10.1080/14766825.2016.1180802

Although, historically, there have always been travellers crossing the Balkan Peninsula, Todorova (1994 Todorova, M. (1994). The Balkans: From discovery to invention. Slavic Review, 53, 453–482. doi: 10.2307/2501301) notes that early travellers were... Read More

Resilience, moorings and international student mobilities - exploring biographical narratives of social science students in the UK (2015)
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Ploner, J. (2017). Resilience, moorings and international student mobilities - exploring biographical narratives of social science students in the UK. Mobilities, 12(3), 425-444. https://doi.org/10.1080/17450101.2015.1087761

Whilst research into the changing landscape of the UK Higher Education (HE) has produced a burgeoning literature on ‘internationalisation’ and ‘transnational student mobility’ over the past few years, still fairly little is known about international... Read More

Tourist literature and the ideological grammar of landscape in the Austrian Danube Valley, ca. 1870–1945 (2012)
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Ploner, J. (2012). Tourist literature and the ideological grammar of landscape in the Austrian Danube Valley, ca. 1870–1945. Journal of Tourism History, 4(3), 237-257. https://doi.org/10.1080/1755182x.2012.711376

With its allure of transnationalism, border-crossing and timelessness, the Danube, unlike any other European river, has provided a rich and diverse image reservoir for travel and tourism writing for centuries. Symbolizing the continuous flow through... Read More

Critical review of contemporary practice and educational research in internationalisation within the business education subject communities (2012)
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Caruana, V., & Ploner, J. (2012). Critical review of contemporary practice and educational research in internationalisation within the business education subject communities. Higher Eduction Academy

This report critically reviews contemporary educational research and practice in the field of internationalisation within the business education subject communities in order to inform curriculum development and pedagogy geared towards the development... Read More

A Critical Review of Contemporary Practice in Internationalisation in the Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism (HLST) Subject Communities (2011)
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Caruana, V., & Ploner, J. (2011). A Critical Review of Contemporary Practice in Internationalisation in the Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism (HLST) Subject Communities. Higher Education Academy

This report identifies and critically reviews contemporary practice in the field of internationalisation within the HLST subject communities in order to inform curriculum development and pedagogy geared towards the development of international perspe... Read More

Internationalisation and equality and diversity in Higher Education: merging identities (2010)
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Caruana, V., & Ploner, J. (2010). Internationalisation and equality and diversity in Higher Education: merging identities. Equality Challange Unit

This project arises out of Eade and Peacock’s (2009) scoping report, commissioned by Equality Challenge Unit (ECU) entitled Internationalising equality, equalising internationalisation: the intersection between internationalisation and equality and d... Read More

Narrating regional identity in tourism – sketches from the Austrian Danube valley (2009)
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Ploner, J. (2009). Narrating regional identity in tourism – sketches from the Austrian Danube valley. Language and Intercultural Communication, 9(1), 2-14. https://doi.org/10.1080/14708470802684465

This article sketches the processes of regionalisation in the realm of present day tourism. By exploring issues of ‘regional culture’ and ‘diversity’ in Austria, and more particular, in the highly symbolic Danube valley ‘Wachau’, the article shows ho... Read More